EPA Recognizes Logistics Firms for Reducing Emissions
SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized seven shippers and four logistics firms for their efforts to reduce emissions as part of the agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference here Sept. 23.
Cheryl Bynam, manager of the SmartWay program, presented awards to Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s Companies Inc. and The Home Depot USA in the large-shipper category, Johns Manville, Kimberly-Clark Corp. and S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. in the medium-shipper category and Nordstrom Inc. in the small-shipper category.
Expeditors International of Washington Inc., Menlo Logistics and Ryder Supply Chain Solutions were recognized in the large logistics company category and ShipCarsNow Inc. was recognized in the small logistics company category.
Ryder ranks No. 3 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of largest logistics companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Expeditors is No. 16, and Meno is No. 20.
Since the program started in 2004, Bynam said SmartWay partners, which include shippers, carriers and logistics companies, have saved an estimated 120.7 million barrels of oil and avoided $16.8 billion in fuel costs and reduced air pollution by using more fuel-efficient methods of transportation and contracting with freight carriers that use EPA-certified equipment. More than 3,000 companies are registered as SmartWay partners.